Communicable diseases remain one of the major causes of mortality worldwide. There are disparities in the numbers of individuals affected by disease between low-and-middle-income countries and those in developed nations. Despite the biological and clinical knowledge of health and disease expanding every single day, people are still dramatically affected by treatable and curable diseases across the world, every single day.
Microorganisms are often associated closely with disease, commonly as a causative agent. However, it is essential to recognise that microbes are also an essential tool in the treatment and prevention of a wide range of diseases. Microbes will play in important role in drug discovery: producing anticancer drugs and antimicrobials. Applying One Health principles, to understand the interaction of pathogens and the human host, development of diagnostics, treatments, and disease prevention, applied microbiologists can shape global health and wellbeing outcomes.
One Health Advisory Group members